Gather in one place any sports equipment that you own. Encourage your family to do the same.
Do you still participate in these sports?
If so, do you have duplicate equipment because you upgraded without getting rid of the older items?
Do your kids have equipment that they’ve outgrown? (Could you sell these items?)
Is the equipment in good condition?
Do you use everything you have or are there pieces that could be sold, donated, or, perhaps, tossed? If you are telling yourself that you will get back to participating in a sport, when will that be? Can you block out your schedule … or, is it time to acknowledge that your life has changed, and you can enjoy your memories and release some expectations?
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Eliminate one kitchen gadget you don’t use.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.